50 Incredible Stop Motion Videos


Stop motion animation is one of the hottest areas of film-making today. Stop motion is an animation art through which one can spring life in inanimate things and do the unnatural. It works by shooting a single frame of an object, then moving the object slightly, and then shooting another frame. When the film runs continuously in a film projector, or other video playback system, the illusion of fluid motion is created and the objects appear to move by themselves. This is similar to the animation of cartoons, but using real objects instead of drawings.

Well, how can you make use of stop motion in web design? Some design agencies integrate stop motion in their showreels, some may use it to present a product or a service. The main advantage of the technique is that it really looks different, unusual and therefore memorable. In technical terms, stop motion consists of many forms according to techniques used to create, animate and film it – pixilation, cutout animation, time-lapse, clay animation and many more. Stop motion animation is time-consuming, repetitive process which requires patience.

Below we present over 50 amazing examples of stop motion videos, a tribute to hard work of animators, artists and creative folks.

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Stop Motion Videos

Fat City Reprise – Long Gone7 video by Cesar Kuriyama8
Music video was created entirely from 45,000 Photographs taken by a Nikon D200 DSLR.
This Photographs were stitched together to create the illusion of video.

Human Tetris9 video by www.notsonoisy.com10

Super Mario Bros 3 LEGO11 video by jmehatesyou12

Human Skateboard13 video by SneauxShoesVideo14

Happy Thanksgiving15 video byMentalLapse16

Abstract thoughts17 video by Darryn ray18

A short love story19 video by Carlos Lascano20

Chess clay stop motion21 video by ricx7822

Shaving by Hand23 video by theyear198824

PSP Commercial25 video by dark420bishop26

7x7x7 cube assembly27 video by qythium28

Rubik’s Cube29 video by viralvideos30

Lego Millenium Falcon31 video by technomonkeymedia32

Chocolate creme suicide33 video by chuwichuwi34

Tony vs Paul35 video by Tetriscide36

Video by Kendall Hunt37

Commercial – Swiss Made38 video by filmbaeckerei39

Western Spaghetti40 video by PES41

Commercial: Even your food wants it video by DestinationPro42

Tomato43 video by Androsky Knauer44

Livin La Vida Sconsin45 video by mysteryd846

Music Condenser47 video by Promesto48

Musician49 video by lassegg50

Guns N Roses51 video by ClayMationMCO52

Process Enacted53 video by Jordan C Greenhalgh

Commercial – xBox54 video by retiredbutBACK55

Ad – Hands56 video by Rocketman196457

Video by MyDriveThru58

Light-Paint Piano Player59 video by Ryan Cashman60

Commercial: Marching Cigarettes 1948 61

Ad- Best Beer62 video by videos0wnit63

Food Fight64 video by touristpictures65

Video by TheLastLaugh66

Video by JeanCarpentier67

Video by JelleVanDun68

Video by SSCxProduction69

Video by wemakesoap70

Video by Neylano71

Spinning Rocks72 video by lunalady73

Pancakes74 video by GiR200775

Video by benzo3176

Video by guillaume Noue77

Video by Wyc Tippins78

Video by Brian Storey79

Cardboard Box Race80

Gloomy Valentine81 video by Wazza00182

Frog Skeleton83


MUTO a wall-painting85 video by blu86

Origami In the Pursuit of Perfection87 video by Mabona origami88

Revamped Graphic Equalizer89 video by Marcelo Costa90

Sia – “Breathe Me” 91
Music video made from several thousands Polaroid photos.


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  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/12/19/30-unforgettable-movie-title-sequences/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/11/19/monday-inspiration-typography-in-motion/
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/01/28/monday-inspiration-graphics-in-motion/
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/01/21/monday-inspiration-brilliant-music-videos/
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/16/60-beautiful-music-videos/
  6. 6 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/01/21/monday-inspiration-brilliant-music-videos/
  7. 7 http://vimeo.com/2416897
  8. 8 http://vimeo.com/cesarkuriyama
  9. 9 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0LtUX_6IXY
  10. 10 http://www.notsonoisy.com/
  11. 11 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHvb_3TVAfA
  12. 12 http://www.youtube.com/user/jmehatesyou
  13. 13 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtbQ4J3RfQ8
  14. 14 http://www.youtube.com/user/SneauxShoesVideo
  15. 15 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CndP1fYC0M
  16. 16 http://www.youtube.com/user/MentalLapse
  17. 17 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P2fgfm0oPQ
  18. 18 http://www.raeart.page.tl/
  19. 19 http://vimeo.com/877053
  20. 20 http://vimeo.com/carloslascano
  21. 21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXM3wrIhcwY
  22. 22 http://www.youtube.com/user/ricx78
  23. 23 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-dJ2r0bSQA
  24. 24 http://www.youtube.com/user/theyear1988
  25. 25 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSq-UPlPuEM
  26. 26 http://www.youtube.com/user/dark420bishop
  27. 27 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS2sc9-4UaI
  28. 28 http://www.youtube.com/user/qythium
  29. 29 http://www.spike.com/video/stop-motion-rubiks/3012252
  30. 30 http://www.spike.com/profile/viralvideos
  31. 31 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEc8v1OWeE4
  32. 32 http://www.youtube.com/user/technomonkeymedia
  33. 33 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWuYa5NiYqk
  34. 34 http://www.youtube.com/user/chuwichuwi
  35. 35 http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=AJzU3NjDikY
  36. 36 http://in.youtube.com/user/Tetriscide
  37. 37 http://vimeo.com/user1017992
  38. 38 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QynEN6e4mXo
  39. 39 http://www.youtube.com/user/filmbaeckerei
  40. 40 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBjLW5_dGAM
  41. 41 http://www.youtube.com/user/PESfilm
  42. 42 http://www.youtube.com/user/DestinationPro
  43. 43 http://vimeo.com/2249195
  44. 44 http://vimeo.com/androsky
  45. 45 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UsnQoOO29g
  46. 46 http://www.youtube.com/user/mysteryd8
  47. 47 http://vimeo.com/1684002
  48. 48 http://vimeo.com/promesto
  49. 49 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdiI1DHRz9U
  50. 50 http://www.youtube.com/user/lassegg
  51. 51 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r0Ht4-OvX4
  52. 52 http://www.youtube.com/user/ClayMationMCO
  53. 53 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkq2Kq-LmJg
  54. 54 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNudcX_uUwM
  55. 55 http://www.youtube.com/user/retiredbutBACK
  56. 56 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQDjynOzgCk
  57. 57 http://www.youtube.com/user/Rocketman1964
  58. 58 http://www.youtube.com/user/MyDriveThru
  59. 59 http://vimeo.com/1185346
  60. 60 http://vimeo.com/user542620
  61. 61 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqzizzOhwPA
  62. 62 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc6U7_-BeGc
  63. 63 http://www.youtube.com/user/videos0wnit
  64. 64 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-yldqNkGfo
  65. 65 http://www.youtube.com/user/touristpictures
  66. 66 http://www.youtube.com/user/TheLastLaugh
  67. 67 http://in.youtube.com/user/JeanCarpentier
  68. 68 http://www.youtube.com/user/JelleVanDun
  69. 69 http://www.youtube.com/user/SSCxProduction
  70. 70 http://vimeo.com/wemakesoap
  71. 71 http://vimeo.com/neylano
  72. 72 http://vimeo.com/62746
  73. 73 http://vimeo.com/lunalady
  74. 74 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG5gO4nlLRQ
  75. 75 http://www.youtube.com/user/GiR2007
  76. 76 http://www.youtube.com/user/benzo31
  77. 77 http://vimeo.com/gnoue
  78. 78 http://vimeo.com/explodi
  79. 79 http://vimeo.com/user427768
  80. 80 http://www.generallyawesome2.com/videos/cardboard-box-race.html.html
  81. 81 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUWkH5zfBC0
  82. 82 http://www.youtube.com/user/Wazza001
  83. 83 http://www.webstercolcord.com/pages/clips.html
  84. 84 http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/webster/the_frog_that_loved_cheese_small.mov
  85. 85 http://vimeo.com/993998
  86. 86 http://vimeo.com/blu
  87. 87 http://vimeo.com/groups/8063/videos/2188162
  88. 88 http://vimeo.com/user915053
  89. 89 http://vimeo.com/1105462
  90. 90 http://vimeo.com/user515362
  91. 91 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6PGrub3jUc
  92. 92 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6PGrub3jUc
  93. 93 http://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Stop-Motion-Animation
  94. 94 http://www.dragonstopmotion.com/
  95. 95 http://www.giantscreamingrobotmonkeys.com/monkeyjam/index.html
  96. 96 #
  97. 97 http://stopmotion.bjoernen.com/
  98. 98 http://www.piterwilson-toys.com/wcsmt2/
  99. 99 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tqtTiuCV7Q
  100. 100 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/12/19/30-unforgettable-movie-title-sequences/
  101. 101 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/11/19/monday-inspiration-typography-in-motion/
  102. 102 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/01/28/monday-inspiration-graphics-in-motion/
  103. 103 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/01/21/monday-inspiration-brilliant-music-videos/
  104. 104 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/16/60-beautiful-music-videos/

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Vailancio Rodrigues is a web ninja who bakes semantic muffins. Apart from that he is also interested in Motion Graphics, Visual Effects, Photography and knows little bit of Physics due to his college education . He is from Goa - a beautiful tropical paradise in India.

  1. 1

    This is a nice gallery guys! thank you! dellustrations.com

  2. 2

    Nice Collection Guys… Thanks for sharing !!

    Been waiting to see more…!!

  3. 3

    Very nice, though the Lego Mario video is not real, the creator explains what he did in the topic.

  4. 4

    Ab: Musician video by rizoto1000

    I´d like to see that the maker of this video got the views and credit instead.

  5. 5

    This is super, hugely inspiring! I’m going to be making my own stop motion animations with the youngsters I work with – thanks smashmag :)

  6. 6

    Wow, great collection of creative work.

    Human skateboard is great, especially when they grind along the ledge!

  7. 7

    A Short Love Story is amazing!

  8. 8

    Here is my Stop Motion.


  9. 9

    Great collection. The super mario one is one of my favorites.

  10. 10

    Musician video by rizoto1000 is wrong, its someone who has posted the video without giving credit to the original maker. The video is “Amateur” by Lasse Gjertsen.
    Link to his profile: http://www.youtube.com/user/lassegg

  11. 11

    Collection needs the old Big Chuck & Lil John Show sketch from WJW in Cleveland. Wish I could find a copy.

  12. 12
  13. 13

    Wallace and Gromit deserves a mention surely

  14. 14

    The lego video is fake. He used an emulator and stretched it over the bricks, if you read the description.

  15. 15

    This is a great application of stop motion. A little old but worth the watch. I WOZ ERE – Richard Coldicott

    Thanks for this post, the inspiration you all provide on a daily basis is much appreciated.

  16. 16

    “Musician video by rizoto1000″ is actualle created by lassegg.

  17. 17

    This is an inspiringly original list. There are so many great stop motion videos floating around,

  18. 18

    Great list! Though Amateur should have been credited to Lasse Gjertsen. I’m sure he would appreciate it.

  19. 19

    great post, 2 nice ads:

    onitsuka tiger – made of japan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOUfh1quwKg

    audi – unbox the box: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Zjg9h8BQJs

  20. 20

    What was the go with the rubic cube one and having the swachsticker (or how ever you spell it)

    here look: http://www.grabup.com/uploads/c667da9d7d46c36cc19458d305e70ae0.png

  21. 21

    Amazign ..
    How they can do that.. ??
    Thanks for sharing.

  22. 22

    Have you seen the image displayed at 1’10 of the 7×7×7 cube assembly video by qythium ? Not very funny isn’t ?

  23. 23

    really nice collection, but i really miss one of my favor stop motion video.
    the style of it is a bit like the human skateboarding video. very funny and and a really awesome technical work. so, just have look.
    i hope promised not too much… ;-)
    stop motion fight

  24. 24

    Nice list. How about this one?:

  25. 25

    My Lego stop motion : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPUFuyecYec – “live punk concert song / videoclip” – Punkrocket wheelchair

  26. 26

    or how about this two… :-)

    Hand vs Cube

  27. 27

    Like many have mentioned: “Musician” is Amateur and made by Lasse Gjertsen.

  28. 28

    Commercial I worked on from my old design firm: FreeStyle Clothing Exchange Commercial

  29. 29

    Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer


  30. 30

    I like the origami. very inspiring.

  31. 31

    I have used this technique in the past. It is very time consuming! You can come up with some crazy stuff if you are willing to put the time into it.

  32. 32

    Really cool list of stop motion videos!

    I run a website called anim8 stop motion which has interviewed some of the animators and creative minds behind some of these videos and more.

    the interviews include JelleVanDun, Jordan C Greenhalgh, tony and paul. The site is still in the early days and has been up and running for about six months now.

    I think te next year is going to be massive for stop motoin animation with films like coraline and $9.99 coming out.

    Hope some of you check out the site and leave some of the animators a few comments ;p

    Heppy New Year every one

  33. 33

    sorry the sites called anim8 stop motion ^^ missed that when i was adding a link. hope every one checks it out here

    Heres another very talented animator and only about 16 years old mamshmam:

  34. 34

    Actually 51 incredible stop motion movies :P

    I got inspired: http://dieterschneider.blip.tv/#1637930

  35. 35

    You forgot something absolutely amazing:

    Zombie Zombie – Driving this road…

  36. 36
  37. 37

    http://idea-lab.lv/bio.html there is stop motion in web design

  38. 38

    Some videos are awesome. Pure art.

  39. 39

    I’ll third the statement that Lasse Gjertsen isn’t getting the credit he deserves. Please Mr. Rodrgiues, do the right thing and fix this ASAP.

  40. 40

    Really great stuff here guys. You don’t see this as much as you should anyway, most likely because of the sheer amount of work that goes into creating one. A lot of 90’s snowboarding and skateboarding videos had some really cool animations in stop motion, “steak and lobster” being one of them.

    Anyway, Happy New Year, and thanks!

  41. 41

    Another great one is Gabe Dixon’s newest video for “Till You’re Gone”: “Till You’re Gone” on YouTube.

  42. 42

    This should be on the list: pop goes the weasel

  43. 43

    A lot of good stuff, but this is still one of my favorites:

  44. 44

    Very useful thanks

  45. 45

    The svastica figure in the 1:10 sec of the 7x7x7 Rubik’s cube assembly (see yellow on black) is unacceptable. No fun, I request to remove it.

    Rest of the post, as usual, excellent.

  46. 46

    Surprised Vampire Weekend’s A-Punk video didn’t make the list.


  47. 47

    Love this list. Some of those are very cool.

  48. 48

    Here is a stop motion realized by the creative department from my company
    We used plasticine to create tis stop motion.

  49. 49
  50. 50

    Agree with Miles and Franck about the swastika, can we remove that one?

    Loved the rest of this! What a great way to start my first day back from a long vacation. There is a long string of videos with no sound… is that just me?

  51. 51

    This one has really inspired me, the song and the idea from the video was recently adapted into a TV ad for a phone company. I think it was all done on a whiteboard with a few markers – Check it out here (youtube video)

  52. 52

    Love the human skate board one.

  53. 53


    Megaman 9 Rock in paper…


  54. 54

    Wayfaring Wanderer

    January 7, 2009 5:35 am

    I LOVE the bedhead vid……..she is too cute!

  55. 55

    Everybody should watch this one out from McLaren !
    Won an Oscar in 1952!
    Link = http://beta.nfb.ca/film/Neighbours_Voisins/

  56. 56
  57. 57

    Here is a stopmotion music video by dutch photographer Daniel Baggerman for the band Face Tomorrow;


  58. 58

    Me and my mate have made a stop motion video we’re really proud of – please check it out! Here’s the link – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8DvWZKH-sI

  59. 59

    I can’t believe you left out te sony bravia bunnies!!

  60. 60

    Just thought Id let every one know anim8 stop motion is holding a coraline pack give away to promote the release of Coraline the stop motion film that is going to be stunning,

    check out the competition at: anim8 stop motion coraline giveaway

  61. 61

    Ahh..you left these amazing stop-motion videos (just youtube- it):

    sweet dreams ->

    anything by jan svankmajer
    sweet wishes by mark ryden

  62. 62

    Huh you might wanna check this stopmotion video: Stopmotion Film

  63. 63
  64. 64

    Check out this stop motion film i made. I think it is pretty good. Let me know what you think
    “Cookie Time”

    Thanks =]

  65. 65
  66. 66

    I also made stop-motion video-clip:

  67. 67

    Juliepulled the living room naked rugby from the juncture of katherine. I removed his.

  68. 68

    Davey Struijk

    May 2, 2009 7:57 am

    I love the human skateboard video… xD

    the musician video and the Guinness commercial are also fun.

  69. 69

    The Super Mario one isn’t stop motion. It’s video of an emulation stretched over a block of laid out legos as per the video description.

  70. 70
  71. 71

    I made my own Stop Motion, if you wanna see it :


  72. 72
  73. 73

    the human skateboard video was actually directed by PES too, it’s on his youtube channel.

  74. 74

    Thank you so much! My 6-yr-old son and I watched this before embarking on his first stop motion film. He wants to try using diff mediums, but we started with paper. He learned a lot from your videos and from the group, TinyCircus.org. he posted the video (with Green Day music on YouTube: http://ow.ly/knxL

  75. 75

    Thank you so much! My 6-yr-old son and I watched this before embarking on his first stop motion film. He wants to try using diff mediums, but we started with paper. He learned a lot from your videos and from the group, TinyCircus.org. Entered his film in the Wired.com/Geekdad Father of the Year contest on YouTube. Who knows if he’ll win, but it’s been super fun. Again, thx!!

  76. 76

    Hi guys! Let me share with you my first stop motion I did using a simple canon poweshot camera and some little interesting monkeys!

    Table manners http://vimeo.com/2844172

  77. 77
  78. 78

    Look this stop motion made with toilet paper:

  79. 79
  80. 80

    this is a really cool stop motion music video using slides http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4rlRD2oIus

  81. 81

    They are really good stop motion animations.

    And i have a blog about stop motion too.
    blog : stopmotionart.com


  82. 82

    check out this channel,the one named stop motion in particular is very good ,with barely any views!!


  83. 83

    The greatest stop motion film:

    We bought a $15 pair of skis and took 1,700 pictures in Seattle.

    Skiing Seattle. Heck ya.

    “Inspiré / (Seattle Ski Stop-Motion)”

    What else do you do when you don’t have any snow?

    Piece guys!


  84. 84

    Marcos Paulo Blasques Bueno

    March 15, 2010 3:38 pm

    It´s very good!

    Marcos Paulo Blasques Bueno
    Film Music and Sound Effects Composer
    Stop Motion Animator / São Paulo – Brazil

  85. 85

    please watch my channel:
    nice human stop motions…
    i´ll do more stop motion videos soon
    ….and subscribe

  86. 86

    ZOMBIE KITCHEN – a can of goya beans and an apple start a deadly zombie feeding frenzy in a kitchen in brooklyn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta40tXMEE4U

  87. 87

    watch this gr8 stop motion video
    hope every one lv it :)

  88. 88
  89. 89

    I like these stop motion videos. I share stop motion videos on my personel website. You can watch them here: http://www.motionn.com

  90. 90

    Thank you for the inspiration. Sia’s my favorite one (love polas).
    It was really useful while researching for video ideas to make our own stop motion video. You can check it out http://youtu.be/IpBTTFrVIbs

  91. 91
  92. 92

    Read my name.

  93. 93

    This is also a very cool illustration stopmotion:

  94. 94

    Lovely article! I want to share with you my recent work, a stop motion animation music video for the song “Life Buoy” by “The Pixles”

    Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2lDnDswOgs
    Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/13782452
    More information: http://dragos.bardac.net/life-buoy-2010/

    Hope you like it! Thanks for watching!

  95. 95
  96. 96

    If you want to see my first video made in stop motion, enter my youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/jesscats44 I hope you enjoy ^^

  97. 97

    don’t forget about this video. time lapse+rotoscoping animation+stop motion

  98. 98

    Niicee… =)

    My classmates and I also made a stop-motion-short film for the Austrian Red Cross


  99. 99

    love these!

    we’ve just made our first stop motion music video, check it out here


  100. 100

    I came across this recent music stop motion video on Youtube – Beer Vivaldi! A guy performs Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ entirely on beer bottles, glasses and kegs in a motion/stop motion style http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiwH_vFscQg

  101. 101

    I was inspired by PES to make my own stop-motion film a year ago, here it is!


    It is the story of a Tin Man’s Adventure through a kitchen told by “Life on Mars” by David Bowie.


  102. 102
  103. 103

    this is a new stop motion by GZkopp

  104. 104

    My favorite is one called “Nowhere Near Here” by a street artist named “Pahnl.”

  105. 105
  106. 106

    I have made a stop motion series about the running of a hotel. Episode 1 and 2 are now on YouTube and episode 3 is in the works.
    Episode 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wyx7pyudjdM&feature=plcp
    Episode 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxAw-G98DDE&feature=relmfu

  107. 107

    Loved those. Pancakes & Tony vs. Paul made me and my kids laugh. I made a stop-motion as well. This one features one of my homemade puzzles. The pieces integrate in an interesting way with each other. Anyway check it out


  108. 109
  109. 110

    Hii there,

    we have createt a brand new Stop Motion Movie of Super Mario Bros. It would be glorious if you check it out on Youtube. Do you like it?

    Link: http://youtu.be/193A0mBThB0

  110. 111
  111. 112

    Check this one out, a tribute to Steve Jobs- http://youtu.be/-s_pW8u6zUY

  112. 113

    A short 20sec matchstick to logo one. Pretty cool http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvdBJywzupI

  113. 114

    Here’s one that involves stop motion sewing:


  114. 115

    Please let me know what you guys think of our magic tricks stop motion for tom horn and eva hipsey, thanks!:

  115. 116

    Hello! Here you can see my new Stop Motion Animation if you like. I learned it myself, so if you have recommendations, I’d like to hear it! Thanx for watching! There is more on my Youtube-canal Hannekepannenkoek. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJCSLf10OF0&hd=1


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